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No more bunking subsidiary classes

Bunking classes of subsidiary subjects and cramming guides to clear these papers is no longer a luxury for DU students.

india Updated: Feb 07, 2006 12:41 IST

Bunking classes of subsidiary subjects and cramming guides to clear these papers is no longer a luxury for DU students. These courses have been rechristened ‘concurrent courses’ and marks scored here will be added to the overall aggregate.

A majority of the students surprised teachers this year by making notes and attending classes. Unavailability of guides of these courses have also been a contributory factor in coercing the students into their classrooms.
“There are four papers of concurrent courses during the first and second year,” said Sanjeev Kumar, a Hindi lecturer at Deshbandhu College. “Each paper is of 50 marks.

The courses are on three levels language credit course, interdisciplinary course and language qualifying course. The first two courses are of 50 marks each and no scores are counted for the third paper. This means that the students are evaluated out of 200 marks in their concurrent courses.”
Even though some of the courses sound interesting, there is a big question mark on their relevance to the main subject. And, while marks scored in the Language courses do not count, their content is enough to rattle students.OX
Concurrent course

Students will be evaluated out of 200 marks in these courses:
• Relevance of content is under question
• Reference material still remains unavailable
• Added burden of 4 papers with 50 marks each

First Published: Feb 07, 2006 12:41 IST